Library Foundation


Just over 20 years ago, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation was formed from the bequests of Lora Hussey, Olive Hoffman, and Mr. and Mrs. James Mayfield. Since 1999, the Foundation has quietly funded more than $870,000 in grants to the Library.

The mission of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation is to:

  • Assist donors to build an enduring source of charitable assets to benefit the Library
  • Provide responsible stewardship of the gifts donated
  • Promote leadership in addressing Library matters
  • Award grants which nurture the Library

As our community grows and the needs of our stakeholders become more diverse, the quiet professionals on the Foundation Board saw the need to become more vocal advocates. The Foundation is strategically taking a more visible profile, seeking philanthropists who love the Library and providing them with a system for giving back to our Library.

A member of the library foundation reading to a young girl in the Zionsville library


  • Our recently debuted Seed Library is so much more than free seeds.  It allows everyone a chance to experiment and learn to garden, one of......

  • A thankfulness campaign for the Library Staff!   Have you ever FOUND something unexpected IN A BOOK?   Maybe you found an inspiring character, a......

  • For those who are joining us for the SOLD OUT Book Ball on Saturday, February 8, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, here are a few......

  • Be part of a Zionsville first! Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library 250 N. 5th Street, Zionsville, IN......

  • #iLoveMyLibrary We know you do. You love what the Library has to offer: a caring staff, innovative events, and many exclusive resources. Now you can......

  • By Tracy Phillips It’s been a fantastic year for the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation. In 2019, we funded our 20th year of grants, now......

  • Who are the Friends of the Library? The Friends of the Library is a 40-year-old organization of dedicated volunteers who have raised over $300,000 for......

  • Have you heard of the Hussey-Mayfield Library Foundation? I admit – when I started with the Foundation in December neither had I! Library Foundation grants......

  • Join our celebration of winter reading when it just feels great to toss off your coat and hat, and snuggle up with a good book.......

  • What was your resolution last year? Did you stick with it? It’s hard to keep New Years Resolutions when you go back to work and......


A male child reading 'Trouble in Zombie-Town'
United We Read

The Library Foundation funds the annual United We Read Boone County program. United We Read is a program developed to connect people by reading the same book and sharing their experiences. Book discussions, book-related events, and demonstrations are all part of the United We Read program. The program aims to create memories, share experiences, and develop a love of reading!

A young girl smiling in front of a shelf of kids books
Mobile Outreach Station

The Library Foundation funded the purchase of the mobile station to use for Outreach Initiatives in the community.

Young girl using the internet wireless network, funded by the library foundation
Library Wireless Network

The Library Foundation funded both the original Wifi network at the Library and the recently upgraded Wifi network. These upgrades provide access to a fast Internet connection, making the HMMPL a great place to study or work. 

Father and daughter using the foundation funded catalog stations
Library Catalog Stations

The Library Foundation funded the Library Catalog touch screen stations and the cabinets holding them. These stations feature a smart interface to communicate with customers for fast service. They are easy to use and help the Library serve more people. 

Boy picking a book out off the shelf at the Hussey-Mayfield library
Crackerjack Book Program

‘A Discussion In Every Box!’ That’s the motto of the Library’s new Crackerjack Book program for seniors, funded by a grant from the Library Foundation. Each Crackerjack Book box contains everything necessary to host a book discussion: a popular book in multiple formats (large print, audio, and digital, discussions, questions, and an author bio). Boxes circulate to local senior residential communities.

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